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July 27, 1918

THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC PERSONNEL: THE CHARACTER AND MAKE-UP OF THE MEMBERS OF THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DIVISION OF THE MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS

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Military Director, Neurological Institute NEW YORK

JAMA. 1918;71(4):268-271. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020300006009b
Abstract

There have been thus far detailed to the Neurological Institute of New York City by the Surgeon-General's Department of the Army for intensive study in neurology and psychiatry about 100 officers of the Medical Reserve Corps. At this institution, the course was given by twenty-two specialists, among whom were men of such standing and preeminence as Charles L. Dana, M. Allen Starr, Bernard Sachs, J. Ramsay Hunt and George H. Kirby; and whose interest and fidelity in the work were reflected by the intensity of application and rapidity of progress of the Army medical officers assigned there.

These officers were of many types—physical and intellectual—and of all ages within the Army limits. Indeed, the suspicion that some were over age was, I take it, well founded. Physically the officers of the neuropsychiatric course were, as a whole, well set-up —not particularly of military bearing, excepting a few that had seen

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